category: american

[UPDATE} Final Reminder: 2015 First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/16

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
cals@psu.edu

Announcing

The 2015 First Book Institute

June 7-13, 2015

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity

Co-Directors

Exploring America: Commonwealth Authors Write America (5/15/15; 9/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Abele, Nassau CC; Shalini Nadaswaran, University of Malaya
contact email: 
eabele88@gmail.com

American literature has often turned its lens on Asia and Africa, evoking tropes of the exotic with American values presented as the standard.

Radical Kinship - Tufts University (Deadline: May 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise’eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

"Hemingway and the American West," MLA 2016, Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2016--Deadline 10 March 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Ernest Hemingway Society
contact email: 
skosiba@troy.edu

This panel invites papers that contrast the writing and life of Ernest Hemingway with aspects of the American West.

More than Writing: Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Minnesota State University Mankato Graduate Scholars of English Association
contact email: 
morethanwritingconference@gmail.com

“More than Writing: Narratives” Graduate Conference

Department of English Graduate Student Conference

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, TX Jan 7-10): Special Session "Character and 19th-Century Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
Anna E. Clark
contact email: 
aclark@iona.edu

This session invites proposals for papers that rethink the narratological, cultural, and/or historical significance of literary character and characterization in the nineteenth century.

Deadline June 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
contact email: 
at532@tc.columbia.edu

Call For Papers
The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice
A partnership with The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University

Forms, Logics, and Rhetorics of "Pastness" and the Politics of Identity in the Present - ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Torleif Persson / Rutgers University
contact email: 
torleif.p@gmail.com

This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of “pastness” and the politics of identity in the present.

David Foster Wallace and The Short Things, July 8th 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Sloane, University Of Bristol
contact email: 
theshortthings@gmail.com

This conference is designed to explore the relationship between David Foster Wallace and short fiction.

Mapping Identities in the Modern World, 1830-present

full name / name of organization: 
University of York Centre for Modern Studies
contact email: 
cmods-pgforum@york.ac.uk

Keynote: Marius Kociejowski

“Self-identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings.”
– Lars Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

“The Cultures and Politics of Leisure in the British Isles & the United States” (November 6-7, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Histoire et Dynamique des Espaces Anglophones: Du Réel au Virtuel (HDEA), Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
contact email: 
leisure@listes.paris-sorbonne.fr

Leisure is a central rather than a peripheral feature of culture. Indeed, the divide between leisure and “productive work”—to which it is traditionally opposed—has never been an impassable wall, but rather a porous boundary involving dynamics of control, negotiation, and hybridization. Far from a mere holiday or retreat from society, leisure represents a specific domain of activities in which core social and cultural values and structures are expressed, reified, transmitted, learned, manipulated, and resisted. "

Books That Cook: Teaching Food in Fiction and Memoir

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Donohue/MLA 2016 in Austin, Texas
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Papers exploring literary, cultural, historical, or pedagogical approaches to food (or lack of food) in fiction and memoir. 300 word proposals by March 15 to sdonohue@cocc.edu

Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia

full name / name of organization: 
West Virginia University English Grad Student Union
contact email: 
wvuegsucolloquium2015@gmail.com

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters,

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Deadline now February 10, 2015

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

CFP for SSAWW 2015: Perspectives on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (2/11/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
denise_macneil@redlands.edu

Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention.

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (deadline: 1 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.

Abstract/shuns

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker
contact email: 
jadair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

[UPDATE] ASA: Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association
contact email: 
lalivingston@byu.edu

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2015 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal).

The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield: Perspectives, Intertextuality, Pedagogy (ALA, May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
Denise_MacNeil@redlands.edu

For presentation at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21 - 24, 2015 (Boston, MA): Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or,The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness to this novel, this panel asks us to take stock of the position of this novel

UPDATE: Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult Dystopian and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickety & Miranda Green-Barteet
contact email: 
RaceinYAlit@gmail.com

Ambivalent Ambiguities: Depictions of Race in Young Adult
Dystopian and Science Fiction
Proposed Anthology

Book project - Finite, Singular, Exposed: New Perspectives on the Modernist Subject

full name / name of organization: 
Paula Martin Salvan (UCO) / Gerardo Rodriguez Salas (UGR)
contact email: 
paula.martin@uco.es, gerardor@ugr.es

The editors of the volume Finite, Singular, Exposed: New Perspectives on the Modernist Subject are seeking for contributions to complete this ongoing book project.

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 8 (2016): Sept. 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Review (published by Dept. of English, Georgia State University)
contact email: 
pmchaney@gsu.edu

The Eudora Welty Review, formerly the Eudora Welty Newsletter, is an annual journal published each spring that encourages research and scholarship on Welty and wider reading and teaching of her work.

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
contact email: 
lnhoward@gsu.edu

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues.

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University
contact email: 
adam.stock@ncl.ac.uk

What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future?

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)
contact email: 
caporale@ua,es

We apologize for cross posting

CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

John Dewey and American Poetry [Special Sessions Panel Proposal for MLA 2016, 7–10 January, Austin, TX] (Deadline March15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
James D Hoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
contact email: 
jhoff@bmcc.cuny.edu

Few American philosophers had as great an impact on modern American culture and society as John Dewey.

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

The quint’s twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

Boredom: Western University's 2015 Visual Arts Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Western University
contact email: 
boring.art.conference@gmail.com

Western University's 2015 Visual Arts Graduate Conference, Boredom, has extended its deadline for submissions to February 6th, 2015.

Anthology on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

full name / name of organization: 
Indie-publication
contact email: 
callforpapers@yandex.com

The editor of a proposed anthology is looking for essays on Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. The anthology will be published as an e-book and sold through online channels.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
contact email: 
lies2015poetry@gmail.com, kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry “relegated” to universities?

Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Readings: the journal for scholars and readers
contact email: 
alexandra@readingsjournal.net

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children’s, “genre” or “literary” fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media

SCMLA - Gothic Fiction, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joel.terranova@gmail.com

The Gothic panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the study of Gothic fiction.

Gus Van Sant - Special Issue on His Work

full name / name of organization: 
C47: A Film Journal -- Portland State University
contact email: 
clarkm@pdx.edu

Call for Papers on filmmaker Gus Van Sant

C47: A Film Journal

Deadline: Rolling, with first reviews 2/15/2015

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